Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Hold Virtual Meeting with Governor Hogan to Highlight the Success of the American Rescue Plan in Maryland and to Discuss Opportunities to Advance the American Jobs Plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation and Governor Hogan to discuss their priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.
The lawmakers highlighted the important federal resources provided to Maryland via the American Rescue Plan and examined the opportunities for major infrastructure investments through the American Jobs Plan.
“Throughout this pandemic, Maryland’s Congressional Delegation has worked tirelessly to deliver tens of billions in federal resources to provide urgent public health and economic support to Marylanders and our local communities,” the lawmakers said. “Funds from the American Rescue Plan continue to bolster COVID-19 relief efforts, including testing and vaccines, as well as economic health, such as stable housing and extending critical lifelines for small businesses. We also secured direct support for state, county and local governments across Maryland, which have lost core revenues while simultaneously dealing with a public health emergency. And we’ve prioritized federal resources for safe schools and high-speed internet access, mitigating food insecurity and preventing evictions.
The lawmakers continued: “Our goal, as a delegation, is to ensure these funds are distributed equitably, especially to our most at-risk populations and regions in need. Over the course of the past year, Team Maryland has been united in dealing with this deadly health crisis that has affected every corner of our state.”
The lawmakers added: “As we look to the year ahead, we hope Governor Hogan will work with our delegation to control the spread of COVID-19, address racial and geographic disparities in our communities and protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders. We are united in the effort to bring a modern, secure and consolidated Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters to Prince George’s County and to continue efforts to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Investments in infrastructure projects including transit, highway, freight, air travel improvements, clean and safe water, safe housing and schools and broadband access remain the delegation’s top priorities. We are committed to supporting the American Jobs Plan, which will invest in our families and our communities and ensure that our recovery from the pandemic delivers prosperous and equitable growth for every Marylander.”
The lawmakers concluded: “Team Maryland will continue to explore every avenue possible to ensure that our state and local governments have the resources and guidance needed to protect the health and safety of our residents, control the COVID-19 public health crisis, build a stronger economy and advance priorities that will benefit Marylanders now and for years to come.”